Shahid Kapoor’s latest film Kabir Singh struck box office gold by minting just over 200 crores in 13 days since its release, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. It is the fastest film to collect the 200 crore bounty this year beating Salman Khan’s Bharat (by a day) and Vicky Kaushal’s sleeper hit Uri: The Surgical Strike, which achieved the feat in 28 days.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Kabir Singh is 200 not out… Hits double century at the box office but shows no signs of fatigue… Total India business is Rs. 206.48 crore.” In a separate tweet, Taran Adarsh listed all the benchmarks achieved by the film so far.
Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3
₹ 100 cr: Day 5
₹ 150 cr: Day 9
₹ 175 cr: Day 10
₹ 200 cr: Day 13
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 4, 2019
Meanwhile, Shahid also reacted in a Tweet and expressed his happiness that for the first time in his career, a solo film of his has set such high benchmarks.
— HT Entertainment (@htshowbiz) July 4, 2019
Despite having been criticised by critics for the ‘toxic masculinity’ shown in the film, audiences have flocked to the theatres to catch a glimpse of Shahid who has nailed the role of Kabir in the film.
Elsewhere, giving steady competition to Kabir Singh is Article 15 from Ayushmann Khurana. The film had a great start as it minted Rs 5.02 crore on the first day of its release. It made the most money on the previous weekend as it earned Rs 7.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 7.77 crore on Sunday.
One step closer! The change is happening sooner than you think. #Article15 collects 24.01 cr in 4 days!
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— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) July 2, 2019
Article 15 earned Rs 3.97 crore on Monday and Rs 3.67 crore on Tuesday, thus making a total of Rs 27.68 crore. The film is expected to bag Rs 2.5 crore on Wednesday.
Article 15 is a story about caste-based discrimination prevalent in India and is loosely based on the 2014 Badaun rape case. Ayushmann Khurrana plays an IPS officer Ayan Ranjan who gets his first posting in Lalgaun in Uttar Pradesh, where people wear their caste on their sleeves. The officer is optimistic about the future of the country until he sees the harsh reality of the society he lives in.